Updates (Page 45)

October 21, 2010

A Doctor Who Prefers ‘The Dark Side’

It seems Dr. Carl Elliott has let his instincts as a provocateur get the better of his perspective as a physician and healer. Promoting his book "White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine,” Dr. Elliott, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, finds it deplorable that physicians who use drugs to relieve human misery have any actual contact with companies that research, develop and sell those medicines.
July 14, 2010

An Early Salvo

When world class scientists and physicians call for a global project to modify human aging, it is time for policymakers in Washington and elsewhere to take notice.
July 7, 2010

Dr. Robert N. Butler, 1927-2010

The sudden and unexplained death of a beloved grandfather set Robert Neil Butler on the road to be a pioneer in the science and medicine of health and aging.
May 25, 2010

A Champion Falls

U.S. primary elections have taken down a fierce champion of medical research. For all of us who count on cures and treatments for the diseases that shorten and stunt human lives, the absence of Arlen Specter from the U.S. Senate will be deeply felt.
January 26, 2010

Not a Part of Normal Aging

Even though it’s a serious condition that typically leads to death after the onset of serious symptoms (such as angina and syncope), aortic stenosis (AS) is under-diagnosed—and even more scary—under-treated.
October 6, 2009

A Long Time Coming

When I learned this week that Dr. Carol Greider will receive the 2009 Nobel Prize for Medicine I was happy for her and for the recognition this brings to science in pursuit of answers for human aging. But it is also disquieting to know how long it has taken for her contributions on the role of telomeres in cancer and aging to achieve the pinnacle of scientific recognition.
September 8, 2009

Obesity Found to Decrease Brain Mass in Older Adults

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh have found more support for the benefits of exercise on dementia.
August 10, 2009

Organizing Your Health

No matter your health status, a health organizer is a simple yet very helpful tool to keep track of important health information, so you don’t have to search high and low every time you or your health care provider needs to know information related to your health.
June 16, 2009

Preventing Injuries at Home

Seniors age 85 and older are five times more likely to die in a fire than those younger mostly because of physical impairments. In addition, falls in the home can cause fractures, which can lead to loss of independence and health complications. During home safety month seniors and their caregivers should take steps to create a safer home environment.
May 14, 2009

Home Therapy: Improving and Extending the Lives of Older Adults

Results from a new study show that a home-based occupational and physical therapy program extended the lives of those who received the therapy compared to those who did not.